FBLA hard work ‘ads’ up to National qualification


Photo Courtesy of Kory Zulauf

Greeley West senior Jovanny De La Rosa accepts here award at the State FBLA competition. De La Rosa is on her way to compete at Nationals in Atlanta.

Desmond Ramirez, Staff Writer

The Greeley West High School’s Future Business Leaders of America had a couple students participate in the state competition, but one had stood out amongst the rest. Senior Jovanny De La Rosa has punched a ticket to the national competition in the Advertising catgeory. The Advertising event consists of demonstrating mastery of advertising principles through a test of a hundred questions, all done in an hour.

De La Rosa heads out in June to compete in Atlanta, Georgia for the competition from June 27-30. 

Since De La Rosa is going from the state level to the national level, she is going to have to refine her skills in preparation for the rougher competition she is going to face. “I am going to really study my event and really use what I have learned from the state competition to go into the national level,” De La Rosa said. 

De La Rosa’s hope is that the FBLA event is going to be a stepping stone towards getting a business degree. De La Rosa said, “I hope to major in marketing or financing in college and my experience with FBLA is going to make it a smooth transition.” 

De La Rosa is hopeful for the future and she notices the benefits that are tied into participating and being a strong member of the FBLA. “Just having that experience is really going to help with college and knowing what it is like in the real world,” De La Rosa said. “The experience and showing it to others will also be helpful.” 

FBLA Sponsor and Greeley West Teacher Kory Zulauf had some kind words about De La Rosa’s work ethic. Zulauf said, “Something that makes Jovanny great, not only as a competitor, but as an individual, is her ability to think through, problem-solve, and use logic to reach a solution.  Most of the time she would come out of her exams saying that it was just common sense.”